Rob Sickel to Donate Walkie-Talkies to Pt. Pleasant Borough Schools

Posted on November 1, 2022 By

After the Uvalde shooting in Texas, Sickel asked the Pt. Pleasant Borough School district if there was anything it needed after a recent school shooting to feel more prepared or safe. When they requested walkie-talkies, Sickel gladly provided funding for them.

The Point Pleasant Borough Board of Education recently voted unanimously to accept a donation of $8,649.76 from Robert Sickel, Brick, owner of Pine Belt Cars, Lakewood, to purchase and maintain walkie-talkies.

Adam Angelozzi, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools for the Point Pleasant Borough School District, said, “Thank you for your continued commitment and generosity toward our district and its students. This donation will go a long way towards helping to ensure increased communication throughout our school day and during emergencies.”

Sickel, the Chairman of Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus (MMCSC) Foundation, was recently honored at the MMCSC annual Humanitarian Gala for his ongoing volunteer work and dedicated service. Each year the foundation honors members of the hospital community whose philanthropy and leadership contributions have furthered the success of Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus (MMCSC).

Among others, Sickel’s awards include being named the 2022 TIME Dealer of the Year for the North East; Man of the Year, 2013, Pt. Pleasant Elks Honoree; 40 Under 40, Automotive News, 2016; MODC Community Service Award, 2017; Chevrolet Dealer of the Year 2000, ’02-’05, ’07, ’10, ’17, ’19; and his dealership was named Top Workplaces 2021,

About Pine Belt Cars: Pine Belt Cars, 1088 Route 88, Lakewood, NJ 08701, is a family-owned and operated New Jersey car dealer that offers new or pre-owned cars, trucks, and SUVs. Pine Belt Cars specializes in Chevy, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram and Subaru cars. The dealership employs a professional team of service technicians with the skills and equipment to handle all manner of maintenance and repairs, and has a full stock of authentic parts.

Pine Belt Cars has four dealerships in Lakewood, N.J., and is very committed philanthropically to local communities. Some of Pine Belt’s philanthropic affiliations include sponsoring the Pine Belt Arena, Lakewood Little League, United Way of Ocean County, Lakewood Police Department, Jewish Federation, and the Monmouth-Ocean Development Council.

Pine Belt Cars was founded in 1937 by Leon Sickel. After graduating Franklin & Marshall and serving in the U.S. Naval Reserve, his son David Sickel joined the family business and became the dealer in 1975. When David retired in 2019, his son Robert Sickel became the current president and CEO of Pine Belt Cars, a third-generation dealer. Robert Sickel graduated from the University of Miami.

For more information call 888-3-PineBelt or 732-363-6244 or visit